EWN podcast

Over the last 10 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working on an initiative called Engineering With Nature that uses natural processes and systems to deliver a broad range of economic, environmental, and social benefits. EWN, as it is called, is developing and implementing nature-based solutions for water and infrastructure projects. EWN brings together a growing international community of scientists, engineers, and researchers, from all kinds of disciplines to collaborate on how best to harness the power of nature to innovate, solve problems, and create sustainable solutions. These podcasts tells their stories.

Season 1: 10 episodes

August 26 – October 14, 2020

Episode 1
Celebrating the 10-Year Anniversary of Engineering With Nature
Guest: Todd S. Bridges, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist (ST), Environmental Science, and National Lead, Engineering With Nature Initiative, US Army Corps of Engineers

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Future episodes

Episode 2
Using Natural Forces and Sediment to Restore Coastal Marsh Habitat
Guest: Jeff Corbino, Chief, Environmental Function, Operations Division - Technical Support Branch, New Orleans District, US Army Corps of Engineers

Episode 3
Using Natural Infrastructure to Increase Resilience for Military Installations
Guest: Brigadier General Patrice Melancon, Executive Director of the Program Management Office, Tyndall Air Force Base, US Air Force

Episode 4
Characterizing Storm and Flood Risk Reduction Benefits Derived from Mangroves During Extreme Weather Event
Guest: Tori Tomiczek, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Episode 5
Collaborating to Create Wildlife Habitat While Restoring Islands and Improving Community Resilience
Guest: Paula Whitfield, Research Ecologist, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Episode 6
Assessing the Value of Natural and Nature-Based Features in Coastal Storm and Flood Risk Reduction
Guest: Mike Beck, Ph.D., Research Professor and Head of the Coastal Resilience Lab, University of California at Santa Cruz

Episode 7
Incorporating EWN into Coastal Texas Resilience and Restoration
Guest: Edmond Russo, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy District Engineer for Planning, Programs and Project Management, Galveston District, US Army Corps of Engineers

Episode 8
Protecting Fragile Coasts and Improving Community Resilience
Guest: Monica Chasten, Project Manager, Operation Division, Philadelphia District, US Army Corps of Engineers

Episode 9
Collaborating with Industry to Promote Natural Infrastructure
Guests: Don McNeill, Director of Natural Infrastructure Initiative, Caterpillar, Inc. and Mike Donahue, Ph.D., Vice-President of Water Resources and Environmental Services, AECOM

Episode 10
Collaborating with Academia to Create EWN-Focused Scientists and Engineers
Guests: Brian Bledsoe, Ph.D., Director of University of Georgia’s Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems and Todd S. Bridges, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist (ST), Environmental Science, and National Lead, Engineering With Nature Initiative, US Army Corps of Engineers